Hold the phone! Katy Perry's back with a new single and something tells us the pop star is fed up with her cutesy butter-wouldn't-melt image...
Last week, we were drip-fed a number of teaser trailers for Roar. One which involved Katy - dressed like a goth - setting fire to her now famous blue wig and another which featured a coffin covered in pink pinwheels being lowered into the ground while two purple-wigged girls cry and Katy, in goth clothes again (we're sensing a theme here), looks on with a knowing grin. Reading between the lines of this super-deep imagery, we're guessing Katy is ready to enter a new phase of her pop career.
And while the tune is still pure pop, Roar's lyrics tell a different story - one that proves that Katy's gone and got herself a bit of an edge. "You held me down, but I got up/ Already brushing off the dust/ You hear my voice, your hear that sound/ Like thunder, gonna shake your ground," certainly sounds a little bit different to the lols of Last Friday Night or the summery intonations of California Gurls.
We're also detecting a little bit of fighting talk from the singer. "I let you push me past the breaking point/ I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything." We're no experts but it sounds like Katy might be feeling a little bit of resentment towards a certain someone (who could it possibly be??). We're guessing Russell Brand might think twice before speaking publically about his marriage to Katy again!